YHS Update - November 16, 2014

posted Nov 17, 2014, 12:30 PM by Josh_Ottow@yarmouthschools.org   [ updated Nov 21, 2014, 10:24 AM by Alice Barr-YHS ]
Dear YHS Parents,

Based on the last two days of low temperatures, it looks like we are headed into winter early. I have a few updates for you today about the coming two weeks.

1.  Winter Sports Season Begins.  Monday is the first day of practice for most of our winter sports.  Two exceptions are girls ice hockey who have already started and coed skiing who will start next Monday.  If your son or daughter is interested in a winter sport and was unable to attend the winter sports information night, please be in touch directly with the coach or with Susan Robbins, our athletic director.

2.  Parent-Principal Coffee Tuesday Evening.  On Tuesday, November 18, from 6:30-8:00 PM in the YHS Library, I will be hosting a Parent-Principal Coffee.  These are informal gatherings where we talk about any aspect of the high school experience.  If you can't make this one, here is the list of the Parent-Principal Coffees for the rest of the school year:
   Tuesday morning, January 13th, 8:00-9:30, YHS Flex Room
   Tuesday morning, February 10, 8:00-9:30, YHS Flex Room
   Tuesday evening, March 17th, 6:30-8:00, YHS Library
   Tuesday morning, April 28th, 8:00-9:30, YHS Flex Room

3.  Playmakers Performances of Urinetown This Week.  This is the week of the performances of Urinetown, a musical comedy that deals with the shortage of water.  An open dress rehearsal will take place Wednesday night and regular performances will take place Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.  For ticket information, go to this link.  It promises to be a great show!

4.  Thanksgiving Break Coming Up.  We have school on Monday and Tuesday, November 24 and 25, then are off for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30.  During Thanksgiving break, we do not collect student laptops, but ask you to follow our guidelines that the laptops should not travel out of state without prior permission.  Also, we have a school policy that homework is not given over vacations, so that families can have more time together.

5.  A Note About Family Vacations.  Throughout the year, we have scheduled school vacations and have created a school calendar that tries very hard to meet your family's needs for travel during vacations.  Please try to schedule all of your family trips during our scheduled vacations.  If this is not possible, please be sure to follow our Planned Family Absence protocol.


Ted Hall, Principal